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February 9, 2010

Your 2010 nightlife resolutions

the hamilton tavernIf I had to make a new year's nightlife resolution, it would be to try more specialty drinks. I have a weakness for good beer, and too often end up swilling suds. Midnight Sun guest columnist Teresa Wiltshire has a few resolutions of her own:

The typical new year's resolutions are so boring: "lose weight," "stop smoking," and "break up with my cheating girlfriend."

Why stick to these goals you only keep until mid-February (if you're lucky)? Skip the ice cream and don't think about lighting that cigarette. Gross. Oh, and tell that girl to get over herself.

It's time for a few nightlife resolutions -- because I know I am in need of some myself. ...

Go to a different neighborhood


I've gone there a couple times, but really haven't spent much time there. All I keep hearing is, 'go to Hamilton Tavern (pictured).' I must go. Resolution noted! Lauraville is also home to Zeke's coffee.


Sowebo short for South West Baltimore. A small neighborhood community that will make you wonder,  "How long has this been here and why have I not gone?"

Getting your dance on

Taxlo is still bringing beats to Sonar, and every week something is always fun upstairs at The Ottobar upstairs. Check the schedule.

Always wanted to swing dance? Charm City Swing offers Classes for all levels. You know, dancing burns calories.

Do something scary

Graveyards are creepy in the day, but creepier at night. Edger Allen Poe's grave has a mystery surrounding it. Visiting it at night will creep you out. I know it would creep me out. What an adventure.

Join a sports team

You know you want to. Baltimore Sports and Social Club is perfect for your inner athlete. Do you have to be a great athlete? Nope. They have different levels of skills that you can join. Their motto is "For people who enjoy sports ... but love to socialize." They really stress the love. So if you don't like socializing and/or sports, it's clearly not for you.

Of course there are many more things I can mention. But let's start small.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:00 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


The BSSC is a cult who destroy our finest drinking neighborhoods. I say let Sharkeys have them, and like school children in a convenience store, no more than 3 of them on the Square at any one time.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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